SCHOLARSHIP: Africa Initiative for Governance Masters Scholarships for at University of Oxford | LOG.NG

African Students

Apply now for the Africa Initiative for Governance Masters Scholarships at the University of Oxford. Eligible persons are invited to apply for this program and submission of applications must be completed before the stated deadline.

About the Award: 

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede is the Founder and Chairman of the Africa Initiative for Governance. He is a lawyer, banker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

To achieve the set-out objectives, the AIG will fund scholarships for outstanding Nigerians and Ghanaians to undertake intensive post-graduate world-class training in governance and public policy.

Every year, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will fund five scholarships for outstanding individuals from Nigeria and Ghana to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford. AIG Scholars will be expected, upon graduation, to return to their home country and apply their learning experience as change agents in their country’s public sector.

Application Deadline: 

The deadline for the application for this scholarship is September 14, 2021.

Offered Annually? 

Yes, this scholarship is offered annually.

Eligible Countries: 

Interested candidates who are citizens of Nigeria and Ghana can apply for the Africa Initiative for Governance Masters Scholarships.

To Be Taken At (Country): 

This scholarship is to be taken at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford, UK

Field of Study: 

The field of study available to pursue using the Africa Initiative for Governance Masters Scholarships is Masters of Public Policy.


Any candidate can pursue any course in the Master’s degree program.


  • Citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
  • Age between 25 and 35 years
  • Achieved an academic standing sufficiently advanced to ensure admission to Oxford and the MPP program. This means a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honors (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0
  • Strong commitment to public service and a willingness to commit to working for a fixed number of years in your country’s public sector
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the resultant impact
  • Impeccable moral character

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic and analytical excellence
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the resultant impact
  • Impeccable moral character

Number of Awards: 

The total number of awards to be given through the Africa Initiative for Governance Masters Scholarships is 5.

Value of Award: 

The AIG Scholarships are full scholarships covering fees, accommodation, and living expenses.

Duration of Program: 

The program that can be pursued will span 1 year.

How to Apply: 

New applicants should click on “Start Application” and provide their basic information.

Start Application

Applicants who reach the second stage of selection will be required to furnish the following additional information in the Program Webpage (See Link below)

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: 

The provider of this scholarship award is the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG).

Important Notes: 

Only applicants shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted and any inquiries regarding individual application status are strictly prohibited. Applications sent via post or in person are also NOT acceptable.

  • An AIG Scholarship is confirmed when a successful candidate has been offered a place by BSG for the MPP program
  • Only applicants selected for the second round of the AIG Scholarships selection process will be notified and asked to provide further information
  • Scholarship winners must be prepared to undertake to return to their country of origin and work in the public sector of that country for a minimum period of three years and be willing to sign a Bond to that effect.

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